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Hi I'm Alan

I grew up in Redondo Beach, California. I'm a husband, a dad, a regular guy. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I enjoy reading anything about history, I enjoy camping, and most things associated with camping. I'm a sales person, father of 5, and a husband. I like working on bicycles, I like learning about mechanical things. I enjoy good stories.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a convert, in the traditional sense. I have a mother who was raised Catholic, and a father who was raised Pentecostal. I have a conversion story, special to me, and certainly significant to the degree that my attention was turned to the LDS faith for the time it took for me to start learning. I remain steadfastly a Mormon, because the fundamentals of the faith become stronger the more life tests me. Instead of weakening with the passing of time, and trials, I find myself with a firmer testimony of the Prophet Joseph Smith's experience in the Sacred Grove, a firmer testimony of the truthfullness of things like prophets, priesthood authority, and gospel teachings about forever families. I love the sacrifice required, to learn and to internalize the teachings that are a part of me. I've been a member for 37 years. I'm travelling a path that, if I remain faithful, will lead me to my Father.

How I live my faith

I try to learn about each calling/job I am given in the Church. Being an organization of volunteers, I've learned that we are all learning about the things we've been asked to do. I've worked nearly all of my adult life in the Church in adult organizations. Mostly administrative, and support. I've learned alot about myself, and I am grateful for the opportunities given me, and the hope, trust, and confidence expressed as each calling has been presented to me. I try with all my heart to do my best. The Church has afforded me with a great deal of training, which I in turn, use to help others, and to perform many duties in my employment. I have 3 families that I hometeach with a fine brother. I really enjoy these families for their desires to do good things, to learn and grow, and to share and teach us as we visit them. I have so many opportunities to learn, and I am grateful for them.